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  • X JAPAN announces Madison Square Garden Concert this October

    April 29, 2014 @ 11:49 pm

    Last night at his solo classical concert performance at San Francisco's Davies Hall, YOSHIKI announced that his iconic band X Japan will perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on October 11, 2014.  The concert announcement comes as YOSHIKI embarks on his first ever Yoshiki Classical World Tour, on which YOSHIKI will perform 13 concert dates in 10 countries. X Japan, who pioneered the Visual Kei genre, last played the United States in 2011. T

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  • Perfume announce nationwide tour + new single

    April 29, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    Perfume has announced that they will hold an arena tour called 'Perfume 5th Tour 2014: Gurun Gurun' starting in August. They will also release a new single (currently untitled) this summer.This was announced on April 29th via Ustream after appearing in the live event 'FM802 25th ANNIVERSARY 802GO! SPECIAL LIVE -REQUESTAGE 12-' in Osaka. This will be their first arena tour since 2012's 'Kirin Chuuhai Hyouketsu Presents Perfume 3rd Tour: JPN'.   T

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  • Michishige Sayumi to graduate from Morning Musume.'14 & Hello! Project this fall

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:58 am

    It's been reported that Michishige Sayumi will be graduating from Morning Musume.'14 and Hello! Project this fall.The news was announced on April 29 during the Yamaguchi concert of Morning Musume.'14's live tour 'Morning Musume.'14 Concert Tour Spring ~Evolution~'. Michishige, who is the member with the longest tenure in the group's history, commented, "Since I became leader about 2 years ago, I've been saying that I wanted to return Morning Musu

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  • Yokoyama Rurika announces the release of her new single 'Shunkan Diamond'

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    Yokoyama Rurika has announced that she will release her new single "Shunkan Diamond" on June 18.  The song was chosen as the ending theme for TV Tokyo's anime 'Tenkai Knights'. As the coupling tracks, the single will include a rock number called "One in a million" along with "Hajimete no Koi", which Yokoyama wrote the lyrics to. The single will be released in four different types: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, and

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  • Ayaka to release 'colorful' new song in June

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:46 am

    Ayaka's new single, titled "Nijiiro", will be released on June 18."Nijiiro" is currently being used as the theme song for NHK's morning drama 'Hanako to Anne'. It's a brand new song that was written just for the drama. The single will also be released in three different versions: CD+DVD, CD-Only, and Fan Club Limited Edition. The DVD will come with the music video and making-of video for "Nijiiro".  [CD+DVD][Track List]CD:01. Nijiiro02

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  • Voice actress Mitsuishi Kotono to reprise role of Sailor Moon in upcoming anime Sailor Moon Crystal

    April 29, 2014 @ 3:17 am

    The cast of the upcoming anime "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal" has been revealed. The series will be streamed worldwide through NicoNico Live Broadcast in July. "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal" is the newest series of the hit 1990s anime "Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon". It was announced that the original voice actress for the protagonist Tsukino Usagi/Sailor Moon, Mitsuishi Kotono, has been selected to reprise the role. The other four guard

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  • Sendai holds a victory parade in honor of Olympic Gold Medalist Hanyu Yuzuru

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    In the '2014 Sochi Winter Olympics', Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru took home Japan's first ever gold medal for the sport. In celebration of his win, a parade was held in his honor at his hometown of Sendai City. Over 92,000 citizens cheered him on as the 19-year-old paraded through the city. Before the parade, Murai Yoshihiro (53), the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, awarded Hanyu the 'Prefecture Honorary Citizen Award'. Hanyu

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  • Fukada Kyoko to play cabin attendant in Fuji TV's special drama

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    It's been revealed that actress Fukada Kyoko will challenge herself to her first cabin attendant role in Fuji TV's special drama 'Cabin Attendant' (tentative title) scheduled to broadcast in July.  The special drama will be a remake of the popular series 'Stewardess Keiji' which aired back in 1997 on Fuji TV. It will be supported by Japan Airlines. Fukada will be one of the cabin attendants of JAL's international flights. She will be involved in

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  • Kiyokiba Shunsuke to release two singles and an album

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:46 am

    Kiyokiba Shunsuke will release his new single "Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to" on May 21st. He will also release a new single in July, as well as a new album in September."Shiawase na Hibi wo Kimi to" will be Kiyokiba's 17th single. It's a love ballad that was written for his friend Kawane Raine's wedding ceremony. The arrangement and sound production was done by Takebe Satoshi. Furthermore, there will be a special campaign for those who purchase "S

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  • Momoiro Clover Z's Sasaki Ayaka attends public recording for anime film in wheelchair

    April 29, 2014 @ 2:45 am

    On April 29th, Momoiro Clover Z's Sasaki Ayaka attended a public recording for the anime film 'Saint Seiya LEGEND of SANCTUARY' (June 21st release).Sasaki recently fractured her left lateral malleolus during a shoot for a TV program and will need 2 months for complete recovery. She made her appearance in a wheelchair and wearing a long pink dress to hide her cast.   Sasaki was treated like a princess, being pushed in her wheelchair by her co-sta

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